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Mandi Kogosowski

Journalist and content editor for Israel Defense / Cybertech website in both English and Hebrew. Work focuses mainly on the social, (geo)political and ethical aspects of cyber, AI, and big-tech. Graduate of The American University of Paris (BA), The University of Edinburgh (MSc), and Tel Aviv University (PGDip). For tips, story ideas or just to say hi, please contact via Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandi-kogosowski-1a673bab/

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds a press conference with Israeli counterpart (and current prime minister) Yair Lapid in Ankara, June 23rd. 2022. Photo: Necati Savas/Pool via REUTERS

Following a frosty decade, Israel and Turkey restore full diplomatic ties

Israeli PM Lapid called this “an important asset for regional stability and very important economic news for the citizens of Israel.” The countries share many regional, military and economic interests

Iranian protesters holding a photo of   former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, and burning US and Israeli flags, Tehran, August 9th 2022. Photo: Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via REUTERS

Report: Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

According to Syrian sources, the IAF combined a joint aerial attack on the port city of Tartous and on the outskirts of Damascus

Ashkelon, southern Israel: Iron Dome intercepts missiles launched from the Gaza Strip. August 6th 2022. Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Operation “Breaking Dawn” against the Islamic Jihad comes to an end

Nearly 1000 missiles were fired from Gaza at Israel during the 55-hour military operation launched by the IDF. Over 40 Palestinians lost their lives. Once again, another round of violence ends without any long-term solution

Jews visit the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City as Israel marks Tisha B'Av, the destruction of the First and Second Temples, August 7, 2022. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Operation “Breaking Dawn”: tensions high in Jerusalem on Jewish day of mourning

Hundreds of Jews are expected to visit Temple Mount (al-Aksa, to Muslims) today, lamenting the destruction of the Biblical temple, amid the operation against the Islamic Jihad in Gaza